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By now you’ve heard that Andeavor Logistics has made a generous $40,000 dollar donation towards the UBTech Health Simulation Education Center but why exactly is a simulation center so important and what will the upgrade include? Director of Nursing at UBTech Lindsey Ellingford explains that medical simulation labs are the ideal way to bridge the educational gap that can be evident as students go from the classroom to a clinical setting.
A group of teens stepped up in a situation in which a man was “engaging in lewd conduct involving a child’ in a Vernal neighborhood. According to Vernal PD, officers were dispatched to the area of 1300 West Main Street on Wednesday, March 20th, on a report of Disorderly Conduct. “ Upon arrival a male subject was located and found to have sustained an injury to his head,” shares Vernal PD.
Imagine the unthinkable: your 2-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully, after months of aggressive treatment your precious child is making progress. There is a glimmer of hope the nightmare will soon be behind you. Now imagine this is when you learn that your son’s older brother has the same kind of tumor and cancer on the kidney and the battle is starting all over.
The TriCounty Health Department released their 2018 annual report that highlights how the department has served the community. Public health services have a profound impact on our lives, often times with us not realizing it. Any person who safely got body art or used a tanning bed relies on the health department to inspect such facilities. Many of the services we enjoy have been inspected by the health department, including 15 public drinking water systems, 31 schools, and 114 wastewater sites.
Concerns about funding for BTA in Uintah County through 2019 can be put to rest. During their Thursday meeting, the board for the Uintah Transportation Special Service District unanimously approved to fund BTA for the remainder of 2019. What the funding plans are for after 2019 have yet to be determined. The board had already approved the full funding for the BTA in their 2019 budget but had decided to pay BTA on a month to month basis prompting concern from some community members, especially those who rely on the busing system.
The future of BTA has been a hot topic in Uintah County this year and tonight the board for the Uintah Transportation Special Service District will address the transit system funding for 2019. The board approved the 2019 funding for the BTA in December but decided to pay BTA on a month to month basis.
Three separate incidents of stranded snowmobilers in recent days required the help of Search and Rescue. According to Wasatch County Search and Rescue, 9-1-1 was called by a female who was sledding in the Strawberry area on Tuesday evening around 6:42pm but who had become stranded. “She was sledding alone and became stuck in the snow,” shares Search and Rescue.
The future of BTA has been a hot topic in Uintah County this year and tonight the board for the Uintah Transportation Special Service District will address the transit system funding for 2019. The board approved the 2019 funding for the BTA in December but decided to pay BTA on a month to month basis. On February 25th, community members showed up in force to the Uintah County joint city-county meeting where the future of BTA was discussed, public input was received, and questions were answered about the UTSSD budget.
Thanks to the hard work of volunteers acquiring a special grant, tonight’s performance of the VernalUTAH Storytelling Festival is free to the public. The Grand Night of Tales being held tonight at the Vernal Middle School Auditorium will be the first night of performances by world class storytellers. “When I was in junior high, I couldn’t wait to go see the festival performances at the high school,” shares committee member Katie Ufford.
The time has arrived! The ribbon cutting for the new UBTech Welding Technology Building is being held today. Although the project came together fairly quickly for a project of its size it was still quite an endeavor. As the acclaim of UBTech welding program continued to grow and the students brought back numerous awards, it was apparent to UBTech President Aaron Weight that a new building was necessary.
Thousands of Basin citizens with severe bouts of cabin fever are expected to flock to the Western Park this weekend to kick off spring with a favorite annual event. The 26th annual Home & Garden Show & Outdoor Expo, presented by Evans Family Media, is the largest retail trade event in Northeastern Utah and it is taking place this Friday and Saturday.
UBTech is the recipient of yet another generous donation, this time to upgrade their Health Simulation Education Center. UBTech announced in a recent press release that mid-stream gas company Andeavor Logistics has made a $40,000 dollar gift to the school that will be used to purchase simulation equipment to give students hands-on practice in both emergency and non-emergency medically-related situations.
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Vernal City Councilman and business owner Ted Munford stunned the crowd at the annual Halloween Mayor’s Walk again this year with this jaw dropping creation. This is just one of the many similar Halloween costumes he has built over the years. Thank you Ted for this incredible demonstration of love for your community and our children over the years.
There was fellowship, food, and fun at St. James Greater Catholic Church in Vernal on Saturday for the 2018 Feast of St. James Carnival. All were invited and many were able to come enjoy delicious Mexican, Filipino, and Vietnamese food, as well as catfish fried by the Knights of Columbus. Vibrant traditional dances from Mexico were also performed.
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